PepsiCo CEO asks North Carolina governor to repeal new law

Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi

Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi


Via Fox News: The CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., has joined the growing list of company heads and municipal officials voicing opposing to North Carolina’s new law that prevents specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use.
The Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina released Friday the names of another 10 company executives that have signed on to a letter criticizing the law and seeking its repeal, bringing the number of names to more than 120. New executives include those from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Qualcomm and EMC Corp.
Gov. Pat McCrory

Gov. Pat McCrory


The law, approved by the Republican legislature and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory, responded to a Charlotte City Council ordinance approved in February that would have extended protections to gays and lesbians as well as bisexual and transgender people while at hotels, restaurants and stores. Charlotte also would have allowed transgender people to use the restroom aligned with their gender identity.
Also on Friday, Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi sent a letter to McCrory calling on him to consider repealing the measure when the General Assembly convenes in Raleigh later this month.
Nooyi said she was taken aback by the law as well as McCrory’s decision to sign it so quickly. She said the measure is “completely inconsistent” with the way her company treats its workers, and that it undermines efforts to advance North Carolina’s long-term interests.
Pepsi-Cola traces its roots to North Carolina, where it was created in the late 1890s by New Bern pharmacist Caleb Bradham. PepsiCo’s annual shareholder meetings have been held in New Bern in the past several years.
Separately Friday, the venture capital arm of Google’s parent corporation confirmed it won’t invest in North Carolina startup businesses while the law is in place. GV spokeswoman Jodi Olson cited written comments by CEO Bill Maris in which he asked his firm’s partners to flag possible North Carolina investments because he’s “not comfortable deploying dollars into startups there until the voters there fix this.” The move was first reported by Re/code, a tech-focused news site.
The new law blocked Charlotte’s rules and prevented other local governments from approving similar ordinances. And government agencies of all kinds must now require people who use multi-stall public restrooms to use the one that corresponds with their biological sex.
NCAA President Mark Emmert says he has spoken to North Carolina’s governor about the state’s new law excluding LGBT people from antidiscrimination protections, making clear if it remains in place it will affect the state’s chances to host major college athletic events.
A rally was held early Friday night in front of the Legislative Building to support transgender people and to oppose the law. Supporters of the new law held prayer vigils Thursday night in multiple locations in eastern North Carolina. One was held across from the Executive Mansion, where McCrory lives.
Supporters of the law say hundreds of businesses support the law and have signed on to their own letter praising McCrory and the legislature. McCrory and a key lawmaker this week suggested some changes are possible to the law. But Senate leader Phil Berger, has no appetite for them because “an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians we’ve heard from support” the law, spokeswoman Shelly Carver said in a release. The General Assembly reconvenes April 25.
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japoa
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Monetary blackmail is what the article is about . Time to decide : Do what’s right or be a slave to p.c.?

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MeThePeople
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This is another globalist tactic to take over.

Steven Broiles
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Oh Yes, Pepsi-Cola, the soda that uses aborted fetal tissue as a flavor-enhancer. Haven’t drunk it for years; Never will again.

MeThePeople
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Considering it’s mostly water, it is hard to believe the sales and profits. and the dangerous ingredients to make it more marketable and appealing to youth.
This CEO woman is under pressure to show profits in a company which is in a dead heat with Coke.
She reminds me of Carly a lot.
Pressure from stockholders. I do not think the majority of the stock owners are in the U.S.A. I do not think the stockholders would actually drink this p**s themselves.
When they call it junk food, they’re not kidding.

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Auntie Lulu

It is beyond my comprehension to understand why a beverage company has to delve into this argument. I dare so, there are thousands of North Carolinian women who do not want a creature who has a penis coming into their bathrooms, and dressing rooms. Why is it that these big companies feel it is right to side with a miniscule minority and tell the majority to go jump off a bridge??? It’s high time to boycott PepsiCo!
Google needs to also be boycotted, which already do.

Steven Broiles
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The pressure to conform is on, Auntie Lulu. Of the some half million or more corporations around the world, they’re all controlled by a small cabal of about 1,600, and the message that trickles down is BE EUGENIC. They have to tow the Party Line for another reason, also: Tow the gay agenda or BE BOYCOTTED.
Being spineless is a prerequisite for being a CEO today!

CalGirl
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SAY IT AGAIN, AUNTIE!!! “Why would I—IN ANY STATE of the USA..a female…want to share a bathroom/locker room w/anyone with a penis who was NOT my husband????..&why should I have to make snap judgments abt motives of others (are they just Gay? Are they transgender but love females? Are they LIARS who want to get into the women’s dressing/ rooms/ bathrooms /??????!!!!—Are they sexual predators????? ANY NUMBER OF POSSIBLITIES could be something I might NEED to consider for my personal safety/privacy—b/c NO ONE ELSE will watch out for me on this issue??????. Why do I HAVE to do this by… Read more »

Anonymous
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So when did Leftist ideas become profitable? Do LGBT and/or Leftist folk have a whole lot more money to spend on Pepsi (or any other product) than any folk? What gives? (Did Soros or somebody else convince ’em that Leftist stuff was somehow good for business?)

Dan
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Dan

Beyond many of these companies’ execs and directors being on board the LGBT component of the NWO’s homogenization, mongrelization, and depopulation agenda, they recognize that not publicly going along will bring down the Lois Lerners of the IRS and other regulatory agencies on their heads.

Sher
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Sher

E. Michael Jones, who is a resident of South Bend Indiana has discussed this when corporate interests swooped in and changed the approved protections for religious business owners. In this video, beginning at 48:40 time mark he discusses the use of blacks/minorities and homosexuals being used as Proxy Warriors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuRgVAjKnXI

olsparky
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olsparky

no more Pepsi products for me!!!

TPR
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TPR

Where’s Miss Manners when you need her? I used to love her column in the newspaper in the old old days. She’s 77 now, but has probably joined the “other side” of liberalism by now. https://www.missmanners.com/
Who would have thought we’d ever see a day when corporations take over forcing “morality” (their perverted version of it, that is).
The NC complainers are only those who are worrying about $$$. And the sports guy, hey, grow a backbone & stand up for what is right.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

One would think being that restrooms are provided to accommodate for normal body functions, that every one, regardless of their confused understanding of what they are, could act normal for the time it takes to accomplish these tasks for which most prefer their privacy, or at least true same gender facilities.

christy
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christy

Does Indira Whatever her name is, want a man in her executive rest room?? Does she want one in her daughter’s (if she has one)? I am continually baffled by the fact that schools will do a professional sweep of an entire school if a lone peanut is unaccounted for but men in the girls restroom seems to be fine. I am not making light of food allergies, so please don’t beat me up for the example. This corporate interference is infuriating and needs to be stood up to. Rock on North Carolina! Stay strong set an example for others.